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Soft Skills Engineering

Jamison Dance and Dave Smith

Technology, Software How-To

It takes more than code to be a great engineer. We discuss all of it. Soft Skills Engineering is a weekly question and answer podcast where we answer questions about all of the non-technical things that go along with being a software developer.

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Jamison and Dave answer these questions: It’s been a yearn and I still haven’t touched the codebase. What should I do? All my hobbies revolve around computers. How do I develop other interests? Jamison mentioned Dan Luu’s article on how bad teams are always hiring. Here it is. Rich Hickey’s Hammock-Driven Development talk was also mentioned.

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Jamison and Dave answer these questions: Should I get a Masters in Computer Science? How do I ask good questions?

Jamison and Dave talk about these questions: My cousin is a manager at my employer. How do I avoid nepotism? I’m like to become a developer. What are the minimum requirements for a junior developer? When will I be “good enough” to get a job as a junior dev?

Jamison and Dave talk about these questions: I have a great, comfortable job that doesn’t push me very hard. How do I deal with worrying about being left in the dust? How do I deal with imposter syndrome?